San Martin de los Andes, warm sandy beaches cordilleranas
During the summer season the natural geography of San Martin de los Andes, combines the lake, the mountains and the forest. The city invites you to enjoy the many spas that cradles as well as outdoor activities.
The mountains in summer can be very hot, intense radiation is. The lake Lacar this is a good way to cool off on a beautiful summer afternoon. Some of the beaches that form: Quila Quina, Catritre and La Islita, have good access to the lake.
La Costanera in this water, about 600 meters long and is the main attraction, and the most senior of San Martin de los Andes for several reasons: it is the access point to the Lanin National Park, its location is in full contact with the city, is the only port for excursions and sports tourism in the town, with a large beach area and spa, and is the start or end point of the route of the seven lakes.
In the "Paseo Costanera" are the spring, the beach, cafes, recreational areas, with benches, wooden promenades with the best view of the lake, and a skatepark for fun and entertainment for young people. You can also watch the surrounding mountains, and one end of the Seven Lakes Road.
Catritre Beach is one of the most important in the region. Located just 5 km from the urban conglomerate, gives an extensive coastline with lush groves that make it ideal for sharing days outdoors. Camping and other services offered at this corner chosen to practice nautical activities, rest, and contact with the stunning natural environment.
The area is within the Lanin National Park and the sandy beach is surrounded by hills covered with forests of oak and cypress pellín and west dominates the vertical wall of Cerro Abanico.
In Catritre be enjoyed during the summer of serene waters of Lácar, whether swimming, boating practice, underwater activities, kayaking, sunbathing or simply to acquire the typical tanning range.
From there you have a spectacular view of the north shore of the hill Bandurrias Lácar and Trumpul front and all sides Quilanlahue Lace covered by dense forests. This beach is accessible by car, on foot or by bike, and if you like you can get in kayaks starting from the waterfront.
La Islita is another alternative for those seeking the charm of the Patagonia summer. Pure white sand, this beach wild appears only 6 km and is an ideal place for those who enjoy relaxing sites. There you can access to a beautiful little island with a few minutes of swimming.
The beach can be reached by car, by dirt road, and 40 minutes walking trails in the mountains, on land Curruhinca Mapuche Community. In the village is a store where you can taste rich-fried cake made by the women of the community.
On the Road of the Seven Lakes, but within 17 miles of San Martin de los Andes is La Villa Quila Quina. The same amounts from 640 meters above sea level to 900 meters. This beach is known for being the "beach without wind," which contains a picturesque pier with boats and a harbor, where you can also hire guides community site for its journey through the magical landscape and learn about the stories of the place.
Cordilleranas splendid views and lake with its vastness extending over the side of the road, the company will be on the way. Right here you can enjoy two natural viewpoints afforded by a panoramic view of the whole town Quila Quina, its beaches, the pier, the Arroyo Grande and the unique natural surroundings.
Has confectionery services, health, craft fair in the area of the pier, barbecue organized camping, grocery and restaurant, as well as wilderness camping areas.
On a beautiful peninsula on Lake Lácar, is Yuco, with sandy beaches ideal for spa, emerald green waters and a unique environment with multiple copies of myrtle. It is located 28 kilometers from the city of San Martin de los Andes, and is accessed by the provincial route 48, a gravel road that leads to Hua Hum international pass.
Yuco offers one of the best combinations of natural attractions of the region. You can access a short and interesting trekking, medium difficulty, lagoon The Corinas, in addition to its beaches, you can find pools where visitors enjoy the calm waters of this lake.
Very popular as a spa, there is a recreation area day and the Park Ranger, where to enter it accesses a hob and beach area where fishing is also permitted. Not so the motonáuticos sports. In this sector Yuco parking has limited capacity.
Hua Hum, whose name means "damp and rainy" or "hole in the sky" in the Mapuche language, can enter the heart of the Andean-Patagonian forest and cross a border crossing between Argentina and Chile, with the option of visiting the first exponents of the so called "Valdivian forest."
Next to Pier Hua Hum, there is a lodge with confectionery, in a very nice place on the beach and river's source. Passing the Customs, is a curious building called the "little castle Van Dorsen" which was inaugurated in 1934 as a police station. This building is the Research Center and Site Museum, which tells the local history of this area in 1904 by settlers populated South African and Dutch Dare also has pictures of Hua Hum life and Creole settlers.